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    Now casting pairs of recently divorced exes for a new relationship show! Are you recently divorced and are having trouble jumping back into the dating game? A new series is…

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    If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it? In the most ambitious dating experiment ever attempted, MTV will select 16 individuals and…

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    Ready to meet your perfect match? MTV’s ARE YOU THE ONE? Apply now for your chance to find the love of your life and compete for your share of a…

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    Now Casting Houston Singles for Ready to Love! Are you a Houston-based single professional between the ages of 30-50 who is still searching for that special someone?  Are all your…

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about lighthearted

Lighthearted Entertainment creates
ground-breaking, dynamic unscripted content for television and digital platforms around the world.

Established in 1992 as an independently-owned television production company, Lighthearted Entertainment specializes in all forms of non-scripted programming. Currently led by co-owners and Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler, the Lighthearted team is fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy, and ideas into content that taps into the zeitgeist of popular culture.
Lighthearted Entertainment has created and produced thousands of hours of content for cable, digital, and syndicated network television. Some of the early international smash hits that propelled Lighthearted to the top of the unscripted space include FOX’s THE MOMENT OF TRUTH and ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVER.
Since then, multi-season runs of VH1’s DATING NAKED, and MTV franchise hit ARE YOU THE ONE, which includes various spinoffs, specials and live after shows, speak to the staying power of Lighthearted ideas, and it’s ability to demonstrate its expertise in many specialized programming formats. Lighthearted’s other recent successes include OWN’s READY TO LOVE, OXYGEN’S LAST SQUAD STANDING, VH1’s TWINNING, and TLC’s LABOR GAMES—shows ranging from team based competitions to dating and even full format gameshows.
Lighthearted remains focused on the future of entertainment, developing ideas relevant to both established and emerging audiences through digital, feature, and short form content. Following the #lightheartedway, the team maintains a uniquely human vision, capturing every frame of its programming with a warmth while producing in a staff and crew friendly culture.

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